Religion

  1. Evangelicals disappointed in Trump’s character (DD)
  2. Will organized religion ‘take ownership’ of the President? (DMB)
  3. Van Jones: We are called to ‘a personal and spiritual accounting’ (DD)
  4. Is the American soul sick? Differing perspectives in ‘The Left Hand of God’ and ‘Tempting Faith’ (DD)
  5. Consuming Faith: Integrating Who We Are with What We Buy by Tom Beaudoin (GR)
  6. ‘The Good News Club’: Katherine Stewart’s book on evangelical Christianity in U.S. public schools (DD)
  7. ‘Unholy’: White American evangelicals’ reverence for Trump (DD)
  8. How patriarchy lends itself to militarism (on Jesus and John Wayne) (Medium – BAOS)
  9. American history to explain ‘How did we get here?’ (on American Rule) (Medium – BAOS)
  10. Will Trump succeed in repealing the Johnson Amendment? (And why does he want to?) (DD)
  11. Choosing Donald Trump: God, Anger, Hope, and Why Christian Conservatives Supported Him by Stephen Mansfield (GR)
  12. Why do conservative American Christians feel discriminated against? A 2019 debate (DD)
  13. The End of White Christian America by Robert P. Jones (GR)
  14. Conscience and Religious Freedom…isn’t (DD)
  15. Praying with the U.S. president (DD)
  16. The Call to Conversion: Why Faith Is Always Personal but Never Private by Jim Wallis (GR)
  17. The Left Hand of God: Taking Back Our Country from the Religious Right by Michael Lerner (GR)
  18. Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction by J. David Kuo (GR)
  19. Americanism: The Fourth Great Western Religion by David Gelernter (GR)
  20. The Lost Gospel of the Earth: A Call for Renewing Nature, Spirit and Politics by Tom Hayden (GR)
  21. Ross Douthat’s “WASP nostalgia” NYT columns in Dec 2018 (DMB)
  22. ‘God Is Not One’: A book on acknowledging religious differences (DD)
  23. One God Further‘: Is that how one moves from monotheism to atheism? (Medium)
  24. Don’t believe everything the sacred book says (DD)
  25. Slavery as Salvation: The Metaphor of Slavery in Pauline Christianity by Dale B. Martin (GR)
  26. Unfollow: A Journey from Hatred to Hope by Megan Phelps-Roper (GR)
  27. How many Americans believe the Bible is the ‘Word of God’? (DD)
  28. When the Republican U.S. presidential candidates in 2008 were asked about the Bible (DD)
  29. The long and misguided history of swearing in on Bibles (DMB)
  30. The Bible may be worth studying, but it doesn’t contribute to science (DMB)
  31. Where the Bible contradicts itself (DMB)
  32. How I Stopped Being a Jew by Shlomo Sand (GR)
  33. Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans by David Niose (GR)
  34. The ‘Evolution Academic Freedom Act’ and the teaching of the theory of evolution in schools (DD)
  35. Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America’s Soul by Kenneth R. Miller (GR)
  36. Kentucky creationism theme park is not to get $18 million in tax breaks (DD)
  37. The Soul of Politics: Beyond “Religious Right” and “Secular Left” by Jim Wallis (GR)
  38. Killing for Life: The Apocalyptic Narrative of Pro-Life Politics by Carol A. Mason (GR)
  39. More Moral Than God: Taking Responsibility for Religious Violence by Charlene Burns (GR)
  40. The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism by Deborah Baker (GR)
  41. Bounded Choice: True Believers and Charismatic Cults by Janja Lalich (GR)
  42. Spiritual, But Not Religious: Understanding Unchurched America by Robert C. Fuller (GR)